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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 66,340 People

    I used to score above a 70 on this test.

    Don't give up fighting. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've been battling my demons silently

    for two and a half years. I was the happiest I had been for two and a half years. Why did you destroy all my hard work? I'm falling, again, and this time I don't think I can pick myself back up.
    rsurrett rsurrett 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    if you ever need support join this group on

    Facebook https://m.facebook.com/groups/480215555420339?ref=bookmark
    im2hot2bemo im2hot2bemo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    manibobsmom manibobsmom 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Iv been Battling depression

    for man as long as I can remember. Lately iv been doing better trying to force my self to socialize and get out. But certain triggers will pop back up in my life that seem to build up that wall of depression faster them I can break it down! One being my ******* step father...
    hawks94 hawks94 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Don't know how much longer I can fight this war

    inside my head I feel like my depression is winning this battle...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The heaviness in my heart seems to be pulling

    my hollow, decaying body through the floor
    thatgirlruth thatgirlruth 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I've been at my lowest point

    for a few days now It appears I may have some form of bipolar disorder I've suspected something like this for a while now
    LuiGina LuiGina 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 33 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I love feeling so depressed

    that I just start balling over something I should feel happy and act calm about... Perfect and with school tomorrow insomnia can start now.... *Hint Hint extreme sarcasm*
    purplesucidaldreams purplesucidaldreams 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Lyrics that I feel every day.

    Afraid by The Neighborhood
    idonutunderstandfoodpuns idonutunderstandfoodpuns 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Sometimes, I wonder why,

    I'm so full of these endless rhymes, About the way I feel inside, I wish.......sometimes......
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I've battled depression most of my life,

    but it was never so bad that I would try killing myself. Well, until my grandpa died in 2006, he and I were really close, since then I've attempted suicide a few times and I've actually been successful twice. Once my mom found me overdosed in my room and I woke up in the...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I'm in class and there is 16 people

    and I fell so alone and my wrist hurts
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    So... My girlfriend texts me telling me she's

    too depressed to talk and won't be talking to me for a while... She seemed fine just minutes before during the rest of our conversation... As someone that has depression, I'm not sure how to take this. She could be depressed... But for some reason this seems strange to me...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Blended. Thoughts race.

    You can't think about the current thought without jumping to the next one. Your head spins. Your legs bounce up and down as you try to think of what to do next because you can't sit still, you tried. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING annoys you. Every sound, every whisper, is...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    My depression is really bad today.

    I feel like ****. I was seriously considering acting on my suicidal thoughts last night, it would've had a good chance of working because of the storm, no way to leave the house and it would've been hard to get help here. The only thing keeping me here right now is my dog...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 53 Responses Jan 18

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    clinical depression. in your day to day life

    which aspects of it do you find especially challenging? mine is paperwork and chores. I'm sure there's more.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Depression, cutting,

    and strong suicidal thoughts just cause the ones closest to you to just distance themselves from you and that just make it all hurt even more because on top of the depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm you now have a lonely heart that's shattered into a million pieces and...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Im done talking to guys

    or even trying bec everytime I do they either have a boyfriend or just not interested bec im so ugly :( #foreveralone #ugly #useless
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    I think about suicide a lot.

    The thing is...I don't want to die. I just want to stop hurting. I don't want to keep living the life I have. I wonder how long my children will be enough to keep me breathing. I feel like I am losing my faith. And my Christianity...my love for God...for Jesus...has been the...
    summerbaby73 summerbaby73 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    We should seriously make a show about going to

    different places around the world and help people that are depressed and suicidal. Idk it just came in my mind
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    when I wake up in the middle of the night,

    you wanna know what my thoughts in my head are? their telling god that I'm ready to die. I tell him that I'm done with life and I just don't want to be here anymore. I know it's not a good thing to think about but there's nothing I can do to change it. sadly but truly, I'm...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I've lost my spark. Life has lost it's flavor.

    My world is now without color.
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Weird; how I can actually see my arm with no

    fresh cuts, or healing cuts. Just scars. Hope I can stay clean. In other news, I've decided to wait until everyone I text, texts me. It's become very draining to try and be there for everyone but struggle with my family situation. Other other news, abuse in my house has...
    Wiltedleaves Wiltedleaves 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Take the memories, I don't need them.

    I needed to be loved until the end of time. What's the point of living and hurting. It's not worth it. Give me a love that's everlasting. Friendships and bonds that can't be broken. The joy of watching our children growing happy and healthy. Communication that would be never...
    angiede angiede 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
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